Faf won't make decisions based on over rate

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South Africa T20 captain Faf du Plessis said he would not be watching the clock during his side's World Twenty20 semi-final against India on Friday, saying he would take as much time as he needed to make decisions.

South Africa T20 captain Faf du Plessis said he would not be watching the clock during his side's World Twenty20 semi-final against India on Friday, saying he would take as much time as he needed to make decisions.

Du Plessis missed his side's final group match due to a one-game suspension because of slow over rates in the tournament. But he was defiant, saying he wouldn't be made to rush his thinking, though he would use spin more if needed.

Du Plessis insisted: "I'll always be on the side of looking at the situation in front of you now. You can't be playing or making decisions like it's in the future.

"When it comes to crunch time it's important that you take your time and make sure you and the bowler are very clear in your decision making, I feel that's the best way to go.

"With the conditions here maybe favouring spin a bit more, we can get some more overs out of JP (Duminy) and that will also make sure the over rate is a bit quicker."

Du Plessis then said he would decide about the side's bowling attack shortly before the game, opting to look at what happens in the women's semi-final between his fellow Proteas and England before deciding on two or three spinners.

He said: "We've decided that because there's a game before us, the ladies are playing, so we'll assess how the wicket is playing. If there's excessive spin, we'll definitely look at that option and if it's a good wicket we'll pick our best eleven."

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